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Ghosts Can Be Good For Business

Someone once said, “During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.” Flagstaff has its share of ghosts, especially at three of its historic buildings. Since October is the month reserved for ghosts and hauntings, we take a look at some of the unearthly inhabitants of the Weatherford Hotel, […]

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Doney Park After Fire and Floods

When the Shultz fire ripped through the forest near Flagstaff on Father’s Day in 2010, it burned 15,000 acres and forced the evacuation of hundred of homes. If that were not enough, the effects of a badly damaged watershed resulted in heavy flooding following the fire, causing those who had the fire at their back […]

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Williams Artists Talk The ArtWalk

Don’t look now, but Williams is becoming a destination for art. On second thought, go ahead and look. There are numerous galleries in which to browse and an opportunity to spend the evening exploring them at the city’s monthly ArtWalk on historic Route 66. “We took a cue from Flagstaff, Jerome and Sedona,” said Kris […]

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Businesses Adding Gluten-Free Options

   When the notion of gluten-free diets first emerged, it seemed like a New Age food trend or the latest fad diet. But, its popularity did not fade. In fact, when it hit the main stream, manufacturers took notice and began spending millions on research, development and marketing a variety of more tasty, gluten-free products. […]

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REI’s Next Outfitted Adventure is Flagstaff

Spring 2014 is the target date of the opening of outdoor outfitter REI in Flagstaff. The 23,550-square-foot store will be at Aspen Place at the Sawmill at the corner of Lone Tree Road and Butler Avenue. This location puts the store near downtown Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University. “The reason why we are excited to […]

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Transition Teams Supporting Discharged Patients

  Patricia Anderson suffered from a chronic illness. For months, her life was a continual cycle of falling in her home, calling 911, landing in the Emergency Room, being checked into the hospital, receiving treatment, and being sent home days later. The following week, paramedics would deliver her back to the ER. Understanding this need […]

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Heart Attack on the Fast Track

  When a person is felled by a heart attack, the quicker the patient can get to the care of a cardiologist, the better the chance for survival. To that end, Flagstaff Medical Center has implemented a new program that puts a heart attack victim on the fast track. Called the STEMI Program, its aim […]

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Life is Indeed a Journey for Overlanders

Not everyone can be as adventuresome as Brad and Sheena Van Orden, who in 2011 quit their jobs and left their Flagstaff home to drive around the world in their Volkswagen van. So far, they have driven to the top of South America. Now, they are shipping their vehicle to Asia so they can continue […]

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